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Fighting the Swiftboating

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On May 28, 2006
Interesting NYT article on how John Kerry has pressed the fight against the Swiftboaters for Truth. Unsurprisingly, Kerry’s assault has been devastating; the only defense the Swiftboaters can seem to muster is that they didn’t like his anti-war speech in 1971. Why didn’t Kerry fight back harder in 2004? Of course, plenty of disappointed and […]

Clean War

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On May 27, 2006

Greenwald on Haditha: It is certainly true, as many pro-war advocates today have noted, that incidents of this type are inevitable in every war. And it is also true that the mere existence of incident

Fer Chrissakes: One of the favored ways in which the relentless and well-funded anti-choice machine is making its way into government is the “choose life” license plate scam. Part of the funds from selling the plates go to the state, but a portion also goes to support “pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion as […]
To amplify Amanda’s post on the exploding of Newsweek‘s “women over 40 never get married for the first time” myth, Jeff Zaslow has an excellent article which further elaborates on the article’s perniciousness–in particular, what he correctly identifies as the original article’s “core message” that “educated, career-focused women risk spending their lives alone.” First, with […]

A Cautionary Note

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On May 25, 2006

One addendum to the verdicts in the Enron case: apparently a central issue on appeal will be the burden of proof required by the jury instructions, which was the issue that led to the overturning of t

Lay and Skilling–guilty. My understanding is that–particularly with respect to Lay–this was would be difficult case to get across to a jury, so a terrific job by the prosecution. (For the larger story, I strongly recommend Eichenwald’s book, which is grimly fascinating.)
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